After the accident, I had spent the following 4 years struggling to define this new chapter in my life. Who is this Joe? I tried to begin to explore the possibilities that this new life could offer me. However, I was constantly reminded of the physical limitations that were now my new reality and forced me to return to a simple spectators role in life.
After all those years of being a spectator, I had finally arrived at the conclusion that there was a deeper purpose of why I had not died on that day. It was not to be a passenger of life, but rather to prevent future generations from living with the spinal cord injuries.
A life dictated by 2 wheels in a seated position is not a way to live in a world, where the footprint of ones life, leaves its footprints in this world.